Congratulations Fernando (Nando) Andrés Pascual-Márquez from The Math and Science High School at Clover Hill, our week 18 nominee for the Lexus of Richmond Pursuit of Perfection Leadership Award!
Nando is an excellent student with a GPA of 4.25, and is a member of the National Honor Society, the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, and the Japanese Honor Society, and is the Vice President of the Science National Honor Society. He is a member of the beta club and the robotics club, he received superior ratings from the National Federation of Music Clubs, and has been playing the piano for 12 years. With a deep interest in space, Nando is the president and founder of his school’s Astronomy Club, is a member of the Richmond Astronomical Society and has participated in the Virginia Space Coast Scholar Program. Additionally, he was one of only twelve students selected for the NASA Summer Governor’s Mentorship. Active in soccer and football, and recipient of the All-Academic Athlete Award, Nando has been successful on the field as well. He played as starting goalkeeper on the Powhatan Fury Soccer Club, and he also played on his school’s varsity soccer team in the 10th and 11th grades, which won the title of 2014 Conference Champions. In football, he plays as punter and kicker, and was 1st Team All District and All Conference, as well as Special Teams Player of the Year. Nando gives back to the community by volunteering his time for the Science Museum of Virginia, Rocket 4 the Cure, and CARITAS. He also plays piano for St. Gabriel Church and tutors for various honor societies.
Nando has won a dinner for two at Fleming’s Steakhouse and is now in the running for the $10,000 scholarship. Watch the Fox Richmond – WRLH interview video to learn more about Nando’s great achievements, and check out our Scholarship app on Facebook for more information about each weekly nominee throughout the school year!